Are you wondering what to read next? Well fret no more because our BW team has your back! Browse our team’s favourite reads, by genre, to pick your next book!
Are you wondering what to read next? Well fret no more because our BW team has your back! Browse our team's favourite reads (by genre) to pick your next book!
This is Us
Absolute Favourite Genres: Literary Fiction; Non-Fiction; Poetry
5 Characters to Invite to Dinner: Circe (Circe), Galadriel (Lord of the Rings), Morpheus (The Matrix), Pi Patel (Life of Pi), The Alchemist (The Alchemist)
I Get My Book Recommendations From: Book clubs, friends, deep dives on the internet, browsing the shelves in bookstores, and GoodReads
My Favourite Reading Spots: Snuggled up with my kids, cozy on the bed with my cat, Plato, or outside in the shade.
Beautiful Words: “But in a solitary life, there are rare moments when another soul dips near yours, as stars once a year brush the earth.” –Circe, Madeline Miller
Absolute Favourite Genres: Literary Fiction; Historical Fiction; YA; Beach Reads
The Best Series, Book & TV: Harry Potter | Normal People & This is Us
If I’m Not Reading, I’m: painting, playing golf, trying to exercise, and chasing my active children all over the place
The Books I Recommend to Everyone:
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak | The Great Alone - Kristin Hannah | The Kite Runner - Kahled Housseini | Brother - David Chariandy | Circe - Madeline Miller | This is How it Always Is - Laurie Frankel
Beautiful Words: “‘Just because it’s made up, doesn’t mean it isn’t real,’ said Penn. ‘Made up is the most powerful real there is.’” - This Is How It Always Is, Laurie Frankel
Absolute Favourite Genres: Historical Fiction; Mystery; Literary Fiction; Can-lit
The Authors I Recommend to Everyone: Alice Hoffman, Barbara Kingsolver, Margaret Atwood & Kristin Hannah
5 Characters I’d Invite to Dinner: Vianne Rocher (Chocolat), Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter), June (Handmaid’s Tale), Queenie (Queenie) & Ana (The Book of Longings)
The Best Way to Read: Audiobook all the way! The busier life gets the more I rely on audiobooks.
“’When I tell you all shall be well, I don’t mean that life won’t bring you tragedy. Life will be life. I only mean you will be well in spite of it. All shall be well, no matter what.’” – The Book of Longings, Sue Monk Kidd
Our Team Picks
New & Hot
Here are some of our most anticipated “to-be-read” books. What hot-off the press books are you
hoping to read next?
These are some of our favourite books that pack a punch with their literary style, beautiful storytelling, and unique characters. Which one will be your new favourite?
For readers who want to kick back and relax with a quick, enjoyable read. For our Beach Reads we typically love a good romance, mystery or thriller!
The best YA books are the ones that transcend age! These books are recommended for readers who especially love a good coming of age story.
These books are full of delightful tales that take kids on adventures, introduce them to life-long friends, and provide insights into new worlds. Enjoy the journey!
If you are looking for books that inspire personal and professional growth, here are some of our favourite recommendations. We’ve even included some professional books for our educator friends!
What’s not to love about Can-lit, eh? These recommendations include a variety of genres written by our talented, Canadian authors that feature beautifully crafted prose.
BIPOC (Black, Indigenous & People of Colour)
We have chosen our favourite books that highlight and celebrate diverse voices, inform about social just issues, and share inspiring stories from around the globe written by BIPOC authors.Whose voice is missing from your bookshelf?